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The circus may come to town

March 6, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Town officials are investigating whether it’s feasible to bring the Cole Bros Circus to town later this summer, as a favor to neighboring Meriden. Cole Bros has performed in Meriden, at the hub, for the last three years, but work there has forced the city to explore other options. Ed Sibert, …

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Snow is in the forecast for this week

March 5, 2013
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Snow is in the forecast for this week

Accuweather says snow could be on its way State College, Pa. — 5 March 2013 — AccuWeather.com reports snow will reach the New York City metropolitan area to Boston as well as part of northern New England and upstate New York with the midweek storm. It has been a nail-biting time for meteorologists as to…

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Classic metal with a ‘Mob’ twist

March 5, 2013
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Classic metal with a ‘Mob’ twist

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The members of Adrenaline Mob come from bands celebrated for their original material. The band’s singer Russell Allen comes from Symphony X. Drummer Mike Portnoy arrived from Dream Theater and Avenged Sevenfold. And guitarist Mike Orlando made his name with Sonic Stomp. But for the band’s latest release, “Coverta,” Adrenaline…

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DePaolo announces honor roll for the second quarter

March 4, 2013
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DePaolo Middle School recently announces it honor roll for the second quarter. Grade 6, First Honors: Praise Adekola, Julianna Alvani, Sarah Anderson, Tyler Bade, Joshua Badgley, Jake Beaupre, Kaitlyn Bertola, Joseph Bethencourt, Abhiram Bhamidipati, Emily Blaszko, Owen Bouchard, Sydney Bradshaw, Jillian Bryan, Samantha Bucci, Chiara Burgio, Daniel Butlien, Robert Cantillon, Valente Castillo, Caitlin Cochran, Mikayla…

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Kennedy release its second quarter honor roll

March 3, 2013
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Kennedy Middle School recently announced its honor roll for the second marking period. Sixth grade, first honors: David Ackerman, Emma Agli, Ethan Agli, Kristen Angeli, Ashley Anglis, Aparna Athreya, Celia Bajrami, Reilly Baker, Abigail Barbour, Evan Belcourt, Kylie Benton, Domenic Bernard, Karla Blake, Michaela Blumetti, Seth Bogoslofski, Taylor Borla, Jason Brault, Ally Breen, Danielle Cammuso,…

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Spell fundraiser with education foundation

March 3, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Southington Education Foundation is inviting residents to gather in teams of three for its Adult Spelling Bee, a popular fundraiser returning for its third year. Currently scheduled for April 4 at the Southington High School auditorium, the competition has become a major source of funds for the organization. Last…

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Kelley students solve math problems for St. Jude

March 2, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Kelley School students will once again be solving math problems to help raise money on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The school has organized the Math-A-Thon since 1991 and has donated close $170,000 to St. Jude in that time. The school usually donates about $6,000 per year. “This year…

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Guests read to students at Plantsville School

March 1, 2013
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Guests read to students at Plantsville School

By Ed Harris Editor Plantsville Elementary School hosted several guest readers recently as it celebrated Read Across America Day. This was the first year that the school invited “celebrity” guest readers, including various media personalities and businessmen from the area. “We decided to branch out a little bit,” said Hilary Birdsey, one of the co-organizers…

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$45.9 million budget proposal; Public hearing is set for March 4

March 1, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Town Manager Garry Brumback has submitted a $45.9 million budget proposal that includes the doubling of the Information Technology Department’s allocation, which is earmarked to further implement a virtual town hall. Brumback’s proposal is a $593,194 or 1.3 percent increase over last year’s $45.3 million budget. The increases in the proposed…

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Family funfest brings out a crowd

February 28, 2013
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Family funfest brings out a crowd

By Margaret Waage Correspondent The Healthy Family FunFest, held February 24 at the Aqua Turf, had such a big turnout that many cars arriving at noon were being directed to park in the perimeter parking lots because those closest to the entrance were filled. Coordinated by three organizations including the Hospital of Central Connecticut, the…

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